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The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids  

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Fantasy movies can take their spectators anywhere in the world, or even way out of this world. This list of fantasy movies for 8 year old kids includes appropriate selections and are sure to impress any child with an active imagination. It isn’t easy keeping the attention of a young tyke, however, these movies may just do the trick. Here are the top fantasy films for 8 year olds. If you've ever asked yourself, "what fantasy movies can eight year olds watch?" Then this list is for you.

Some of these fantasy flicks are animated and some are live action. The roundup includes some of the most popular Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Old favorites like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory also made the cut.

Which do you think are the best fantasy films for 8 year olds? Let us know by voting thumbs up or thumbs down on the list below. Don’t see a fantastical magical fantasy movie on the list? Go ahead and add it.

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The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world ...more
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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more
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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens
Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more
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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton
Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more
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Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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James and the Giant Peach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley
James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...more
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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.
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Casper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth
This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books ...more
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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki
Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more
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Coraline is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane
Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more
15
Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel
Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the ...more
16
Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more
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ParaNorman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter
ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi ...more
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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway
Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based primarily on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more
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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a 2007 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Zach Helm. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as the owner of a magical toy store, and Natalie Portman as his ...more
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How to Train Your Dragon: The ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more
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The Kid Who Would Be King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis, Tom Taylor
The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more